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[Tomato Dirt #270] Why LED grow lights make a great gift for gardeners
December 01, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 24

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Why LED Grow Lights are a Great Gift for Gardeners

If you would like to start seeds indoors -- or even grow a full-blown indoor tomato crop -- you may want to consider using (LED grow lights.

The “LED” acronym is short for Light Emitting Diode. In layman’s terms, that means an LED is a device that converts electricity directly into light.

LEDs are becoming a preferred grow light among home gardeners because they are so efficient.

When you understand what plants need from grow lights and how LEDs work, you can see why LED grow lights are a good choice for growing tomato seedlings and plants indoors for the gardeners in your life...(Keep reading)

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Get the Dirt on Grow Lights

It’s easy to start and grow tomatoes and veggies inside with grow lights. Grow lights come in all shapes and sizes: modular, mobile, tabletop, and freestanding units.

Our friends at Gardener’s Supply offer all kinds of grow light systems and the gear you need to grow healthy indoor seedings and plants, including light stands and grow light systems, grow light bulbs, plant trays, seed starter kits…

They’ve also got plenty of useful advice about starting and growing plants indoors: how to start seeds … making your own seed starting pots … choosing seed starting mix … even tips for thinning seedlings.

Check out different grow light options here. And get ready for a fantastic garden this coming season.

More Grow Light Tips

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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